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    Lung Cancer Lung Cancer Presentation Transcript

    • Lung Cancer
      By: Emily Bruce
    • What is Lung Cancer?
      • Cancerous cells that form
      in the lining of the lungs
      • It can be in one or both
      of the lungs
      • Can form cancerous tumors which can spread
    • Statistics
      The leading cancerous death
      Second most common cancer
      About 200,000 cases annually
      An estimated 159,390 people will die from lung cancer this year.
    • Risk Factors
      Tobacco (cigarette smoke) is the #1 cause
      • Accounts for 90% of all cases
      • 25% is from second-hand smoke
      Radon
      Asbestos exposure
      Pollution
      Family history
      Age
    • Types of Lung Cancer
      Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
      • Most common type
      • About 80-85% are NSCLC
      • Grows more slowly
      Small Cell Lung Cancer
      • Spreads more quickly and aggressively
      • Accounts for 15% of cases
      • Found mostly in heavy smokers
    • Symptoms
      Chest pain
      Wheezing
      Fatigue
      Loss of appetite
      Continuous cough
      Coughing up blood
      Shortness of breathe
    • Diagnoses and Treatments
      Biopsy
      CT scan
      X-Ray
      • Surgery
      • Chemotherapy
      • Radiation therapy
    • Stages and Treatment for NSCLC
    • Stages and Treatments of SCLC
      Limited Stage
      The cancer is confined to one area of the chest
      Include nearby lymph nodes
      Treated with radiation therapy and chemotherapy
      Extensive Stage
      A tumor has spread beyond the lung
      Accounts for 70% of SCLC
      Treated with chemotherapy only
    • Research and Studies
      Clinical trials are taking place
      Many ongoing studies to try find new treatments and improve the current method of treatment
      Smokers with lung cancer that quit smoking can lessen the chance of having their cancer return
      Over 10,000 people are cured each year.